Despair and Anger as Puerto Ricans Cope with Debt Crisis


Puerto Rico is in dire straits …. The “colonial master” looks the other way, waiting for the perfect time to
“snatch” the good stuff there for a second time in history! Let it sink …. and then dive like vultures grabbing what the Islanders can’t afford! Reminder: Puerto Ricans ARE American citizens!!

Repeating Islands

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I am a little tired of reading news on Puerto Rico’s financial predicament and—yes—I would rather stick my head in the sand, but here is one more article on the island’s “chronicle of a debt foretold.” Terribly depressing, but . . . here are excerpts of “Despair and Anger as Puerto Ricans Cope with Debt Crisis.” (Happy “Independence” Day to you too. . . ) The New York Times reports:

It’s the lunch hour at Baker’s Bakery, a fixture in Río Piedras, one of Puerto Rico’s oldest neighborhoods, but the bustle at the counter is long gone. The front door opens and shuts only a few times an hour as customers, holding tighter than ever to their money, judiciously pick up some sugar-sprinkled pastries and a café con leche.

On the first day of the new sales tax, which jumped to 11.5 percent from 7 percent, the government’s latest rummage…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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